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Art Authentication - July 2008See how clever computer algorithms can distinguish a master fake from a masterpiece.
Auto-Tune - June 2009Can't carry a tune? Andy Hildebrand's pitch-correction software can help you sing like a star.
Capturing Carbon - July 2008An 8th-grader's science project prompts her scientist father to develop a new way to pull excess CO2 out of the atmosphere.
CERN - July 2007Beneath the Alps, the mother of all particle accelerators nears completion.
Fuel Cells - July 2005Hydrogen fuel cell cars promise pollution-free driving, but will we see them anytime soon?
Island of Stability - Oct. 2006Follow the decades-long quest to create the elusive element 114.
Kryptos - July 2007A coded sculpture at CIA headquarters has yet to be fully broken.
Lab Meat? - Jan. 2006Scientists can grow edible meat in culture from a few animal cells. Bon appétit?
Maya - Jan. 2007NASA archeologists use satellites to pinpoint ancient ruins buried deep in the jungle.
Personal DNA Testing - July 2008Genetic testing to assess risk factors for a handful of serious illnesses is now commercially available. But is it a good idea?
Profile: Cynthia Breazeal - Nov. 2006A daring engineer designs robots to communicate and interact the way people do.
Profile: Brothers Chudnovsky - July 2005The story of two brilliant mathematicians, a unicorn, and a homemade supercomputer
Profile: Hany Farid - June 2008This self-proclaimed "accidental scientist" is a digital detective inventing new ways to tell if photos have been faked.
Profile: Karl Iagnemma - Oct. 2006An innovative MIT roboticist is also an acclaimed fiction writer.
Profile: Yoky Matsuoka - July 2008A former tennis prodigy aims to create advanced prosthetic limbs controlled by human thought.
Profile: James McLurkin - Jan. 2005James McLurkin of MIT is one of the world's leading designers of robot "swarms"—groups of robots that work together for a greater purpose.
Profile: Arlie Petters - July 2007A boy from a rural village in Belize grows up to become a world-class mathematician and cosmologist.
Saving Hubble - July 2008Two teams of spacewalkers take on the risky mission of reviving the ailing Space Telescope.
Smart Bridges - July 2008Can we engineer bridges that tell us what's wrong with them before it's too late?
Space Elevator - Jan. 2007Can we build a 22,000-mile-high cable to transport cargo and people into space?
Stem Cells - Apr. 2005What are they, and how do we find a balance between hope for cures and respect for life?
Stem Cells Breakthrough - July 2008Three separate teams overcome a biomedical hurdle—creating stem cells without the use of human embryos.
Stem Cells Update - Jan. 2006A new technique for creating stem cells may ease ethical concerns.
The Search for ET - July 2008Astronomers have their radio telescopes tuned to receive signals from alien worlds. But is anybody out there?
Twin Prime Conjecture - Jan. 2006New insight into a 2,300-year-old mystery surrounding prime numbers inspires a song.
Wisdom of the Crowds - June 2008Ask enough people to estimate something, and the average of their guesses will get you surprisingly close to the right answer.
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